Elevates Choline and Performance
Alpha GPC, derived from soy lecithin, is a water soluble source of choline meaning it easily crosses the blood brain barrier and is quickly absorbed by the brain. Being water soluble also means that less energy is required in the process of acetycholine synthesis, making it one of the more effective choline sources when compared with the likes of phosphatidyl and CDP choline.
Research shows Alpha GPC (L-alpha-glycerylphosphorylcholine) may contribute to substantially raising human growth hormone (hGH) levelswhile acting as a precursor to the synthesis and production of acetylcholine and phosphatidylcholine in the brain.
HGH is an anabolic peptide hormone that along with aiding in muscular growth also increases protein synthesis, cell repair and energy levels in the body. Alpha GPC is responsible for stimulating this production of hGH in the anterior pituitary gland, and when taken an hour before a workout can boost levels by up to 200%, post training. That’s double base hGH levels.
GPC also activates cholinergic transmission in the brain, which involves the release of the neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, and its activation of the postsynaptic receptor.
Furthermore, taking GPC before physical training increases fast-twitch muscle fiber recruitment providing the body with increases strength and power. Couple this with larger acetylcholine concentrations, which are depleted during training, and you have a very effective compound for use in improving athletic performance.
In the simplest of terms, taking Alpha-GPC will improve cognitive function as well as strength and coordination during physical training. Research shows us that Alpha GPC also offers the following benefits:
• Improve Mood
• Enhance healthy mental and physical performance
• Better Memory & Cognitive function in people of all ages
• Slow changes in brain function due to aging
• Improve recovery from brain injury
• Increase athletic performance
Side effects normally occur only if you are taking too much – as with any source of choline you will typically experience increased visits to the bathroom as choline tends to have that effect when taken in larger quantities.
“Alpha-GPC has been administered to over three thousand (3,000) patients and volunteers in clinical trials and studies that have been published in the peer-reviewed literature. Minor, transient side effects have been reported to occur at a one percent (1%) frequency; these side effects, for orally administered Alpha-GPC, included diarrhea, dizziness, gastralgis, heartburn, insomnia, restlessness and skin rashes, which resolved when the amount of Alpha-GPC administered was either decreased or eliminated.”